Healthy Coconut Frozen Chocolate Bites

2014-03-23
  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 0m
  • Ready In : 20m

This recipe doesn’t need much of an introduction.. these ‘home made healthy chocolate bites’ taste AMAZING and they are SO EASY to make!! They require just 2 main ingredients (plus an extra 2 for added *amazingness*) and are ready in just 15 minutes.. no baking or cooking required!

 

One of the main ingredients is coconut oil. There’s a lot of exciting new research about coconut oil, however always make sure to buy virgin coconut oil and NOT hydrogenated coconut oil, which contains trans fats (the worst type of fat for our health). Coconut oil is rich in a type of saturated fat known as “medium chain triglycerides,” which may be healthier than the types of saturated fat found in butter, meat, and dairy.

 

I personally use coconut oil instead of butter in baking and in oriental stir-fry dishes which are cooked at high temperatures. I still use olive oil for salad dressings.

 

Watch the video above for how to make.. and do let me know if you make them too!

 

Nutritional stats provided are based on making 6 ‘chocolate bites’ using 3 tbsp coconut oil, 3 tbsp ground almonds, 1 tbsp sweetener & banana slices.. if you swap the ground almonds for PPB/PB2 they will be 78 Kcal, 7.4g fat, 2.4g carbs and 1.3g protein each.

 

healthy homemade chocolate bites

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil* (melted)
  • 3 tbsp ground almonds or PPB**
  • 1 tbsp stevia/granulated sweetener***
  • Optional - cocoa****
  • Fruit - sliced banana/frozen berries

*You can buy coconut oil from some supermarkets or online e.g. from MuscleFood - use the code NIC5 for 5% off!

**You can get ground almonds from the baking section in supermarkets and you can read more about Powdered Peanut Butter (PPB) in my PPB review! If you have a nut allergy than you could use ground flaxseeds or protein powder instead.

***Read more about sweeteners [here].

****If using cocoa swap 1 tbsp of the ground almonds/PPB for 1 tbsp cocoa.

Healthy chocolate frozen bites

From left to right: Made with PPB, Ground Almonds (which taste like white chocolate!) & Extra Cocoa.

 

Method

Step 1

Mix together the melted coconut oil, ground almonds/PPB and stevia (plus optional cocoa)

Step 2

Pour into ice-cube trays* (not all the way to the top)

Step 3

Place in a banana slice or frozen berry into each of the 'chocolates'

Step 4

Freeze until the coconut mix is solid but banana pieces still soft (takes around 15 mins) - tip out and enjoy!

*You can get heart-shaped silicone ice cube trays from Amazon.

Healthy chocolate frozen bites

Healthy chocolate frozen bites!

 Images copied righted to Bazzerio.

 

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook - here are a selection!!

healthy chocolate

Healthy chocolate frozen bites*this recipe used mint hot chocolate powder instead of cocoa!

Healthy chocolate frozen bites

healthy chocolate bites *this recipe used flaxseeds (ground) instead of almond meal.

Healthy frozen chocolate

Protein chocolate*my sister asked if we could make them with chocolate Protein Powder instead of almonds/PPB and they worked! Each bite came in at 78 Kcal, 7.3g fat, 1g carbs & 3.3g protein! Yum!!

Chocolate Frozen Bites

Healthy frozen chocolate

Chocolate Frozen Bites*Thanks for the blog post mention Georgia!

 

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    87Kcal
  • Carbs

    2.4g
  • Protein

    1g
  • Fat

    8.8g

Recipe Comments

Comments (16)

  1. posted by Pretty Purple on March 23, 2014

    this looks yummy :)

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  2. posted by Rosie on March 23, 2014

    These are amazing!! So simple to make and super quick- perfect little treat…wish i’d made more! My favourite are the PB2 (chocolate) ones with frozen raspberries! Heaven. Yet another delicious recipe Nic- thank-you! xx

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  3. posted by Liza Salt on March 23, 2014

    Try adding hazelnut shot flavouring you’d usually buy for coffee, and sinking a hazelnut into the middle before freezing! A walnut in the cocoa type would be awesome too!

    Consider decorating with a dark chocolate button stuck on the top with more PB. Yum!

    So much room for creativity – can’t wait to see the variations people try out – amazing as always Nic!! * Xx

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  4. posted by Tasha on March 23, 2014

    Hi Nic,

    Is the PPB being used in it’s powdered form or is it 3 tbsp of PPB mixed into a butter form? I don’t have any PPB so I was wondering if I could use cashew or almond butter instead!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on March 24, 2014

      In powdered form :) But I suppose using nut butters would work – maybe use 1-2 tbsp.. do let me know! xx

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  5. posted by Alice on March 23, 2014

    How many bites in a “serving” Nic!?

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  6. posted by Latoya on March 25, 2014

    These are incredible! So tasty and quick to make. Yum.

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on March 25, 2014

      Aw thank you! I love them SO much and have had them nearly every day since I first made them!! x

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  7. posted by Sofie on March 26, 2014

    This recipe sounds so fab! I got all the ingredients at home and will be making them on Saturday. Yum!

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  8. posted by Kriss on April 2, 2014

    Perfect recipe! I must try it. :) )

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